I thank all those who turned up for the tutorial program. Tutorials commenced yesterday at 3 pm. Everyone enjoyed, and those who attended can attest. If you still want to join, feel free, the tutorial fee is 500/-. One of our objectives is to change the writing culture, to regain the lost glory of the academic writing industry in Kenya by having trained and qualified writers who do not only have the writing skills and knowledge but also equipped with the necessary skills that enhance and builds the employer-employee relationship. Some of these qualities and competencies include respect, effective communication, adherence to work policies and terms, being responsible and accountable, how to conduct oneself in a professional manner because academic writing is more than just writing and also than any other profession. Additionally, we aim to bring to end the POD thing which has accelerated the rot in the writing industry whereby crap writers go to the internet, copy and paste irrelevant content, rewrite using the article rewriting tools, format the paper, submit and demand payment on delivery. The result is a conflict between the student, the writing company and the guy who will bear the fines and risks is the account owner. You lose customers; your reputations are destroyed, etc. Legit employers end up suffering at the hands of these crap writers. However, these writers are not to blame but we should blame the employers or account owners, whose greed for wealth accelerated at an overwhelming rate and they started developing a strong urge and desire to ‘eat’ the 250 shillings meant for the writer. It is immoral to reap where you didn’t sow; it is also immoral and evil to feast on another person’s sweat uninvited. Personally, three years ago, two friends in the name of employers conned me 17, 000 during my most desperate moments in life a writer. It is a real pain, and we need to save the industry from this animosity perpetrated by savages who have nothing to offer but play dirty and immoral trickery games in the name of amassing wealth oppressing helpless writers. And when you have been conned you have nowhere to report but wail and weep as the other guy feasts on your sweat. Today as we talk, every day you will hear someone wailing, a humble writer weeping, you will come across an employer’s comment that a writer has messed him or her, what we call ‘kuoshwa.’ Kuoshwa has become the order of the day, from employers stealing from writers, writers frauding employers, account sellers (Trusted Dealers) stealing from unsuspecting writers who are working hard and want to earn in the just, moral way so as to make ends meet. Blame on the employer who became greedy and wanted to eat the writers share. The writer got worried and started demanding for POD, opportunists who know nothing but the monkey skill of copy & paste, realized that there was a loophole – an opportunity to make money without struggled. They accelerated the rot in the academic writing industry. The crap writer became wise and developed a counter measure on fraudulent employees.
Nowadays, there are many Jokers in the writing industry, it has become just like posting a comment on Facebook, whether or not it is relevant to the subject of discussion, the crap writer doesn’t care. The number of jokers is increasing fast calling for a higher CPP while the quality of work is deteriorating. I know each employer has come across a paper they could wonder what it is all about. We need to save the academic writing industry before it is too late. We need to save the lost glory of the writing industry. Writing services are implementing stringent rules and policies due to the deteriorating quality of papers submitted and even the Universities in the UK and USA are raising an alarm that the writing industry is accelerating the rot in their higher education system. The root cause of the problem is the crap writer. To some of us, Academic writing has been the way to financial salvation, the means to financial freedom. Some have given up their poorly paying jobs to manage accounts and actively participate in the writing industry. Times are changing fast, the economic times are also changing at a neck-breaking speed, the cost of life is also shooting high each day. The number of university and college graduates in Kenya without employment is also increasing fast, you can use the knowledge and education you were equipped with to earn a living before you get a job.
Finally, the main aim was to regain the lost glory of the writing industry in Kenya. AS I said earlier, I am training a class of 40 enthusiastic, passionate and committed young people who want to earn a living through the art of academic writing. More applications are coming, and the number may go higher and higher. My message to all employers is “Abolish POD,” do not pay a writer for POD, avoid crap writers, unreliable and incompetent writers who compromise the quality of work putting you and your account, your source of income in jeopardy. Some account owners and employers are whining in poverty while other have been reduced to account owners as a result of a mistake committed by a reckless, irresponsible and careless writer.
These young guys are coming out fully-baked, well-equipped and nurtured, with skills some of us may not have such as breaking the boundaries that limit our research during writing. I urge legit employers, to warmly welcome and employee the writers who are undergoing training. It has to be legit, a clean deal. I will have to partner with some account owners and network them with qualified writers. A writer whom you can ask to check your writing account and solve an issue with the customer when you are busy, a trusted person.
Besides academic writing, I am also training and coaching young people on how to use technology as a weapon, a tool to earn you an income.
Looking forward to having a brighter future, a changed life, the academic writing industry regains its lost glory and having professionals in the writing industry. I will support the creation of a good network between employers, writers and the guys who supply bundles (which has become another source of fraud cases especially for writers, by having the legit guys to form the network.